Thinking of Applying to Brasenose? Here's some thoughts and stats to help you decide.
Brasenose, along with the other colleges at Oxford, provides students with a diverse and close-knit community within which to live and study. We offer excellent academic services, accommodation, food, social facilities and welfare support. Brasenose is located at the very heart of the cosmopolitan city of Oxford, and is able to offer single bedrooms to undergraduates for all years of study. We have a reputation for being the happiest University college. In the latest Oxford Barometer Survey, Brasenose’s undergraduates registered 98% overall satisfaction and the College ranks 1st by this measure for the years 2012-16.
Although the history of Brasenose stretches back some 500 years, we are a modern, progressive and vibrant place to live and study. We were amongst the first Oxford colleges to admit both women and men, have a fantastic week-long arts festival every year, and have recently refurbished and expanded our libraries.
Brasenose applicants have just as good a chance as anyone else when applying. Statistics show that in the most recent admissions round 21% of direct applicants received an offer to study at Oxford, either at Brasenose or at another College, compared to the university-wide average of 19%. At Oxford, applicants are often reallocated from one college to another during the admissions process to ensure that the best students are made an offer regardless of college preference. In fact, one third of successful applicants are made an offer by a college they did not specify on their application and, since all colleges offer fantastic services and sense of community, satisfaction ratings across the University are extremely high.
Another Brasenose admissions statistic to note is that, of our UK students due to start with us in October 2017, 65% were educated in state schools (compared with 59% for Oxford as a whole). We will have students joining us from a huge variety of locations, including Tadcaster, Skipton, Birmingham, London, Minehead, Hartlepool, Cambridge, York, Rotherham, Maidenhead, Devon, Cornwall, Bristol, Oldham, Morpeth, Lancaster, Cardiff, Northallerton – as well as Cyprus, Belgium, Switzerland, India, Serbia, Hong Kong, France and America. We very much look forward to welcoming this diverse group of freshers in October.
So, if you are applying to Oxford, please don’t hesitate to select us as your college preference.
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An admissions report for the 2017 entry admissions round provides some further statistics.